Project workforce management

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Project workforce management is the practice of combining the coordination of all logistic elements of a project through a single software application (or workflow engine). This includes planning and tracking of schedules and mileposts, cost and revenue, resource allocation, as well as overall management of these project elements. Efficiency is improved by eliminating manual processes, like spreadsheet tracking[1] to monitor project progress. It also allows for at-a-glance status updates and ideally integrates with existing legacy applications in order to unify ongoing projects, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and broader organizational goals.[2]

By coordinating these various components of project management, workforce management and financials through a single solution, the process of configuring and changing project and workforce details is simplified.

Project Workforce Management vs. Traditional Management[edit]

There are three main differences between Project Workforce Management and traditional project management and workforce management disciplines and solutions:[3]

1) Workflow-driven: All project and workforce processes are designed, controlled and audited using a built-in graphical workflow engine

2) Organization and Work Breakdown Structures: Project Workforce Management provides organization and work breakdown structures to create, manage and report on functional and approval hierarchies, and to track information at any level of detail

3) Connected Project, Workforce and Financial Processes: Unlike traditional disconnected project, workforce and billing management systems that are solely focused on tracking IT projects, internal workforce costs or billable projects, Project Workforce Management is designed to unify the coordination of all project and workforce processes, whether internal, shared (IT) or billable


  • Melik, Rudolf (2007). The Rise of the Project Workforce. New York, NY: Willey. ISBN 0-470-12430-X. 


  1. ^ Seema Haji (2009). "Business Intelligence Cures the Spreadsheet Problem". Refresher Publications Inc. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  2. ^ Rudolf Melik (2007). "The Rise of the Project Workforce". Wiley: New York, NY. Retrieved October 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ Rudolf Melik (2007). "The Rise of the Project Workforce". Wiley: New York, NY. Retrieved October 30, 2009.